Octopus Squid and Shrimp in Olive Oil


1 lb of octopus
1 lb of shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 lb of squid, cut into rings
3/4  cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
kosher salt to taste
butter lettuce cups for serving

This is super simple recipe the is commonly eaten in Mediterranean countries. The key is to poach the seafood for only a few minutes to prevent it from getting tough.


  • Cut the octopus into 1/2 inch chunks.
  • Shell and devein the shrimp, then cut the squid into 1/4 inch rings.
  • In a large saute pan fill with water and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling add the octopus and boil for 1 hour.
  • Remove the octopus and add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.
  • In a colander, drain the seafood and place under cold running water.
  • Add the seafood to a large bowl and season lightly with salt.
  • Add the onions and lime juice and mix well.
  • Serve in butter lettuce cups.




1 hr 10 min


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